Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 85,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 525
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dash Sports Education Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 344,240

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 85,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dash Sports Education Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 344,240

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yaffed Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Page SUM 107,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 550,350

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13280 records found.